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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Beryn.; Frederick James Furnivall; W A Clouston; W G Boswell-Stone; Frederick John Vipan; Nicolas Bricaire de La Dixmerie; Geoffrey Chaucer
|Notes:||At head of title: Supplementary Canterbury tales. 1.
Issued in two parts, 1876-87; includes notes by F.J. Vipan.
A continuation of the Canterbury tales, "obviously by a later hand," first printed by Urry in the 1721 Chaucer, as the "Merchant's second tale, " and included in several later editions; but from the first generally regarded as spurious. The tale is identical with the first part of a French prose romance: L'histoire du chavalier Berinus. The English abstract of the original has title: The merchant and the rogues. It is a free translation from the abstract by Bricaire de la Dixmerie in "Mélanges tirés d'une grande bibliothèque, " Paris, t. VIII, p. 225-227.
Reissued in 1909 with new t.p. as Extra series, no. 5. Early English Text Society.
|Description:||xii, 238 (i.e. 240) pages 3 plans (2 folded) 23 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. I. [Chauc. soc. 2nd ser., 17].|
|Series Title:||Publications (Chaucer Society (London, England))., no. 24 ; Second series.|
|Other Titles:||Merchant's second tale.
Pardoner and the tapster.
|Responsibility:||Re-edited from the Duke of Northumberland's unique ms. by F.J. Furnivall & W.G. Stone. With English abstract of French original and Asiatic versions of the tale, by W.A. Clouston; plans of Canterbury in 1588, and the road thither from London in 1675, &c.|